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MotW 8-26-09: Too Close to Home

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Look when the hero is saved by a primal universal entity and motherfucking ODIN gives his blessing it's pretty much Deus Ex Machina in the most literal sense.

    GOD YOU GUYS HAVE NO SENSE OF HUMOUR.

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  • psycojesterpsycojester Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    so daken seems like he may be written as an interesting character. Unfortunately the fact that he looks like he should be at a Black Flag concert will probably keep me from ever caring.

    Daken is a strange one, there's absolutely no way he should work, yet they managed to take "Wolverine had a son who's evil and he's got tattoos, a mohawk, pheromone control and one of his claws is in his wrist" and turn him into a genuinely entertaining bastard whom you want to read about through the power of his Machiavellian dickheadery.

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  • Dr. FrenchensteinDr. Frenchenstein Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Hensler wrote: »
    He did, but the way he died was really stupid.
    Setting a nuke off above a city? Yeah, that's just going to double the effect of the explosion, not save the city. Heroes made the same mistake a while ago

    But killing him off, and giving Ravager her own backup feature to go stink up, means that they are trying to make the Teen Titans have an interesting roster. On paper at least.

    It wouldn't double the effect of the explosion. You'd only have to worry about the EMP as opposed to the destruction of the actual explosion. still bad, but certainly not double the effect.

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    He didn't detonate it in space?

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    An airburst increases the total affected area. Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki were airbursts. So, maybe less is vaporized instantly, but depending on the height of the bomb when it goes off more could be lit on fire or given severe radiation sickness.

    Edit: Of course, if you're in goddamn space, that's a different matter.

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  • Dr. FrenchensteinDr. Frenchenstein Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    yeah i was thinking in upper atmosphere/space above a city,

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    yeah i was thinking in upper atmosphere/space above a city,

    Well, if that's the case, then I was wrong about the effect of the solution. Just from glancing through the comic to see who died, it seemed like he was only a short distance above the city. If was actually above the atmosphere, that makes more sense.

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  • descdesc Goretexing to death Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    143999 wrote: »
    so daken seems like he may be written as an interesting character. Unfortunately the fact that he looks like he should be at a Black Flag concert will probably keep me from ever caring.

    Who's going to tell him to get a haircut? His dad?

    "I learned it from watching YOU, okay?!"

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2009
    Well like I said, his Dark Reign story is interesting but he is still almost as stupid as Freak in conception and design. I won't even go into a super regenerator being able to get a tatoo.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    But Blade has tats!

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    To be fair, the character that died off sucked.
    He was kind of fun back in the old Blue Devil series.

    But then Geoff Johns turned him into a whiny, self-pitying douche, as he did with every other cast member in the Titans, making him substantially less interesting.

    Still, I'd have liked to see him go back to using a bunch of tech gizmos following the loss of his demonic powers. That could have been interesting for a while.

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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Munch Munch Munch. You're so silly.


    The most interesting thing is always having a minor character die.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Dang, now I gotta amend my entry for TLB's project to have the protagonist's wife, dog, and parakeet die.

    Also, concerning Blackest Night: Titans..
    It absolutely bewilders me as to why DC would kill off the new Hawk, after only recently re-establishing the Hawk/Dove sibling dynamic.

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  • DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS
    edited August 2009
    Munch wrote: »
    Dang, now I gotta amend my entry for TLB's project to have the protagonist's wife, dog, and parakeet die.

    Also, concerning Blackest Night: Titans..
    It absolutely bewilders me as to why DC would kill off the new Hawk, after only recently re-establishing the Hawk/Dove sibling dynamic.

    Because its
    SHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCKING!!

    Its a cheap way of establishing cred for the villains.

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  • mattharvestmattharvest Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    yeah i was thinking in upper atmosphere/space above a city,

    Detonating a nuke in space (i.e. a vaccuum) would drastically reduce its effect, since among other things you have no heat wave, no shock wave, etc.

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  • Dr. FrenchensteinDr. Frenchenstein Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Yes that is what i'm saying.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2009
    Munch wrote: »
    Dang, now I gotta amend my entry for TLB's project to have the protagonist's wife, dog, and parakeet die.

    Also, concerning Blackest Night: Titans..
    It absolutely bewilders me as to why DC would kill off the new Hawk, after only recently re-establishing the Hawk/Dove sibling dynamic.
    Maybe because Hank is coming back for Blackest Night?

    Although I think having new Hawk and old Hawk facing off would be kinda rad

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  • Dr. FrenchensteinDr. Frenchenstein Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Me Too! wrote: »
    Munch wrote: »
    Dang, now I gotta amend my entry for TLB's project to have the protagonist's wife, dog, and parakeet die.

    Also, concerning Blackest Night: Titans..
    It absolutely bewilders me as to why DC would kill off the new Hawk, after only recently re-establishing the Hawk/Dove sibling dynamic.
    Maybe because Hank is coming back for Blackest Night?

    Although I think having new Hawk and old Hawk facing off would be kinda rad
    uh...didn't old hawk kill new hawk?

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  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Me Too! wrote: »
    Munch wrote: »
    Dang, now I gotta amend my entry for TLB's project to have the protagonist's wife, dog, and parakeet die.

    Also, concerning Blackest Night: Titans..
    It absolutely bewilders me as to why DC would kill off the new Hawk, after only recently re-establishing the Hawk/Dove sibling dynamic.
    Maybe because Hank is coming back for Blackest Night?

    Although I think having new Hawk and old Hawk facing off would be kinda rad
    It really didn't go that well at all. Although I forget, is Holly sans heart, or was it cliffhanger potentially fatal injury, but maybe something amazing will happen at the start of the next issue?

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    It really didn't go that well at all. Although I forget, is Holly sans heart, or was it cliffhanger potentially fatal injury, but maybe something amazing will happen at the start of the next issue?
    Hank's hand was quite clearly in her chest, though I suppose they could always play it off as non-fatal next issue. But I think the next issue blurb mentioned something about Black Lantern Hawks or something to that effect.

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2009
    Me Too! wrote: »
    Munch wrote: »
    Dang, now I gotta amend my entry for TLB's project to have the protagonist's wife, dog, and parakeet die.

    Also, concerning Blackest Night: Titans..
    It absolutely bewilders me as to why DC would kill off the new Hawk, after only recently re-establishing the Hawk/Dove sibling dynamic.
    Maybe because Hank is coming back for Blackest Night?

    Although I think having new Hawk and old Hawk facing off would be kinda rad
    uh...didn't old hawk kill new hawk?

    I didn't even know it had happened, I'm not reading the tie-ins besides Tales and Flash

    Also my MotW is my shop is having a fifty percent off sale and I think I'm going to grab some more Hellblazer

    Including numero uno

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    50% off what Wiggan?

    You should get all the Utopia issues, because the next final issue oneshot is basically a 36 page fight scene

    Gon' be tight

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  • Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2009
    Faynor wrote: »
    50% off what Wiggan?

    You should get all the Utopia issues, because the next final issue oneshot is basically a 36 page fight scene

    Gon' be tight

    Back issues and I dropped X-Men when I started cutting back

    So gonna get some Hellblazer and maybe some Criminal

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Does Beast still have his pheromone mind control powers, or did he lose those when he turned into a cat? Because if he does, he needs to have a pheromone fight with Daken. It'd be even better than a break dance fight.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Wait. When did he have this power?

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  • TexiKenTexiKen please please I don't have any time for any gossip now Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I don't remember it either. Because if he had those powers why was he staying around Trish Tilby, lieutenant bitch of the HMS Beyotch?

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I think it's one of those more obscure abilities, like Gambit's hypnotism and Namor's ability to shoot electricity like an electric eel.

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  • TexiKenTexiKen please please I don't have any time for any gossip now Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Hahahahahaha! Good one, Robos. Good one.

    ......................

    you're not joking, are you?

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  • FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Even Toad used his lungs to expel gusts of superstrong wind like once.

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Beast's pheromone powers were at least around when he was on the Defenders, and mentioned again when Stacy X first appeared.

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  • TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Gambit's hypnotism

    ...what?
    Wikipedia wrote:
    He also possesses a hypnotic charm that allows him to exert a subtle influence over sentient beings, leading them to believe what he says and agree with his suggestions. This charm is so powerful if given a chance, Gambit could charm the Shadow King.[4] However, the charm does not work on those who know about it.

    Goddamnit!

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Gambit has had a ton of powers people forget about. He gave himself a healing factor and traveled through time before, too.

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  • TeaSpoonTeaSpoon Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Wikipedia wrote:
    While blinded for a period of time, Gambit had ability to foresee future events using his playing cards through tarot reading.

    You've got to be fucking kidding me.

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    TeaSpoon wrote: »
    Wikipedia wrote:
    While blinded for a period of time, Gambit had ability to foresee future events using his playing cards through tarot reading.

    You've got to be fucking kidding me.

    I don't remember that one. I remember when he was blind and could see objects through their potential energy.

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  • RingoRingo He/Him Bury me at Lone Tree DenRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I think I love Gambit even more now. Fuck character growth, just keep giving him new powers to spice up the story.

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    Sterica wrote: »
    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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  • VirralVirral Registered User
    edited August 2009
    They aren't new powers, he just never mentioned or used them before just now.

    <3 Gambit

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  • HenslerHensler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Gambit is the lost Summers brother, he needs to have all sorts of cool powers after he's been a mystery for so long.

    Fuck Vulcan.

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  • kdrudykdrudy Registered User
    edited August 2009
    Gambit is like silver age Superman, he has a power for every occasion, soon he'll be able to use kinetic-energy weaving or something.

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  • Caveman PawsCaveman Paws Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    kdrudy wrote: »
    Gambit is like silver age Superman, he has a power for every occasion, soon he'll be able to use kinetic-energy weaving or something.

    Am I a bad person for wanting to see a single panel of Gambit casually knitting a sweater from kinetic-energy? I really want to know.

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    kdrudy wrote: »
    Gambit is like silver age Superman, he has a power for every occasion, soon he'll be able to use kinetic-energy weaving or something.

    Am I a bad person for wanting to see a single panel of Gambit casually knitting a sweater from kinetic-energy? I really want to know.
    That would be the best thing. I'd buy three copies.

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